That's right, don't lose heart, the new jobs are on their way. The current 5 to 1 job to seeker ratio will soon be history. That is as soon as you are ready.
That's right, don't lose heart, the new
jobs are on their way. The current 5 to 1 job to seeker ratio will
soon be history. That is as soon as you are ready.
Haven't retained for your next career?
Good news you can reinvent yourself for a new economy job by the time
you finish reading this tiding of joyful employment opportunities.
There's just one new skill you're going to need.
Though it's true the "globalized
economy," euphemism for we can get it done cheaper with no
regulations and more exploitation somewhere else, has made the
traditional "American Middle Class" job history, fact is, there
will be plenty of globalized jobs right here soon.
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Allow me to hold your hand and walk you
into your future:
Most information technology jobs,
computer gigs that were to be our salvation, have gone to India for
pennies on the dollar of U.S. labor costs. And, it's true, the few
that remain here ask you to please learn how to speak Hindi. But
Hindi is not the necessary skill for your next career currently
unemployed IT worker.
Industrial farming with Monsanto's
patented seeds and Round Up (trademarked, and they will sue me if I
don't state that) have almost done-in the local farmer. Chicken, pig
and cattle farming are also dominated by Big Agra brand names that
call the shots. But we foresee
job opportunities in not just farming, but landscape and exterior
as with all "globalized economy" employment, you will need to
have this vital skill to land, and keep, soon to be coveted outdoor
last we left small local businesses, Mom & Pop shops if you will,
they were being decimated by Big Box Stores. More recently, most
have been finished off by the credit crunch.
Greed sold you these "category killer" stores designed to replace
the convenience of local hardware stores, lumber yards, bakeries,
pharmacies, restaurants, delicatessens, stationary stores, clothiers,
etc. with the convenience of low priced (not anymore) ten miles
drives, plus two more miles to the strip mall, plus three more miles
to the outlet center, plus seven miles home again.
your own boss is now called freelancing, otherwise known as
under-employment. You can get a franchise opportunity. That's where
Big Corporations make you pay for a job under a contract to them.
And, yes, especially here you'll need that important new skill.
have traditionally carved out a meager, but honest living with some
dignity. Sorry, but you're not immune to the "globalized economy."
Here I include the fine arts, the performing arts, the culinary
arts, the writers, the filmmakers, musicians, designers of all kinds,
etcetera. These crafts will soon only be for the prodigy of the
over aspiring whatever. Rich kids need fun things to do. Can your
little chef owned cafe compete with Richard Branson's farm and
career in film production? Maybe a below-the-line job, but I doubt
it, there just too much fun on the set.
will all soon need to have a degree to show their pedigree, and I'm
not talking about the music school, I'm talking social register.
nearly impossible in this age to make even a living in the
entertainment businesses unless you have multimillion dollar backing.
Getting any support job in these fields still will mean having the
health care reform was not, and the system still is a national
disgrace leaving Big Pharma, Big Insurance and Big Hospital in
charge. But there will be a ton of new jobs in this area. Watch
for union busting, as they already have done to the M.D.'s. Don't
worry, lower wages mean more jobs. But, without a certain unique
skill you need not apply.
honest work has value. And there will be plenty of honest jobs that
can't be shipped overseas: store clerks, bank tellers, gas station
attendants, corp pickers, grass cutters, firemen, truck drivers,
police, teachers, etc. But as so many jobs sing bon voyage there are
so many less to go around.
even if you have a job, you're going to need to refine this skill to
keep it. If you don't have a job, get in line early and often. But
either way employ the one must have, bottom line, indispensable
skill: kissing ass.
are a lot of dirty, stinking, rich, powerful asses out there. And,
fortunately, for all of us they all sh*t about once or twice a day.
This is steady work if ever there was.
when you've done enough ass kissing for less and less and less
reward, may I suggest you check back. I've been suggesting for a
year now that we fight for jobs and opportunities that offer more
than lip service. Political action has gotten us nowhere. It's time
for our own form of economic sanctions.
can do it, but it won't happen until you really want to get that
earthy taste out of your mouth.
Chaz Valenza is writer and small business owner in New Jersey. He earned his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. His current feature film project is "Single Point Failure" an insider's account of how the Reagan Administration caused the greatest tragedy of the space age based on Richard C. Cook's book "Challenger Revealed." He is a former Director of Public Information for Planned Parenthood of NYC. His website is: www.WordsWillNever.com